Apple launches new ‘Sharing Selfies’ section in the App Store

By , Mar 14, 2014

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Oxford Dictionary named ‘selfie’ its Word of the Year for 2013, and it’s not hard to see why. The act of taking a selfie—a photo taken of you, by you—has moved on from bathroom mirrors and is now at the Oscars and the red carpet of the Prince’s Trust Awards—you name it.

Perhaps looking to capitalize on the hype, Apple has launched a new section in its App Store specifically for apps that specialize in taking self portraits. Aptly named ‘Sharing Selfies,’ the section highlights various apps like Snapchat, Frontback, FaceTune and Selfie Cam…

The section, which was first spotted by Federico Viticci, only consists of 12 apps right now. There’s Snapchat, which I’m sure everyone is familiar with, Shots, which is the Justin Bieber-backed selfie app that used to be called Shots of Me, and the popular touch-up app FaceTune.

Then there are some apps listed that I had never heard of before, like Everyday and Samba. And for me, this is where curated sections shine—app discovery. I’m not necessarily in the market for a new selfie app at the moment, but if I was, I’ve now discovered a few to check out.

To see the section for yourself, click here. To view the pages of individual apps, simply click on one of the apps listed above.

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  • Uhhh?

    I don’t get the big deal of this selfie stuff? Vain teenage girls have been doing this way before the word even existed. Why’re people acting like this selfie thing is some new fad?

    • Lady GAGA

      Uhhh!?

      • Jeffrey

        uhhh!

    • ConduciveMammal

      Before the world existed, really?

      • Jeffrey

        he’s right you know…

      • Lol

        You can’t read. Lol.

      • ConduciveMammal

        Hahah! Damn it! I didn’t even realise. Well, that’ll certainly teach me haha!

      • http://facebook.com/kurtlewisart Kurt

        haha, I can’t read either, I read it wrong too!

  • on3simpleclick

    Come on Apple. Your better than this.

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

      I think we can thank Aussies for virtually every word ending in “ie”. Seriously

  • Rahimo

    Is there any one who don’t know his/her face is looking like ??
    I think that he/she discovered that he/she is handsome and felt happy .. So he/she shared a “SELFIE” picture !!!
    What do you think guys ??!

  • http://www.issuu.com/vicener Vicener

    As long as people don’t take selfies with their iPads all is well.
    Seriously people stop with the iPad selfies.

    • Jeffrey

      i make selfies with my imac in the bathroom mirror

      jk

      • My Wasted Fantasy

        ;)

      • Jeffrey

        omfg how did u get a pic of me:$

  • omrishtam

    this shit must die and i am saying this as an 15 y.o kid

    • Marcus Gomita

      amen

  • Frozen Bee .GFKS

    like…really?

  • Thomas Gehman

    Yet another sign that the end is near…